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FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 9:00pm EST
first received information about the affair on thursday. but a source close to journallest ron kessler, who will join me in a few minutes, says that's highly unlikely, and here's why. way back on october 10th kessler himself was informed by the petraeus affair by a veteran agent of the fbi. top officials had been briefed about the investigation, according to him, including the fbi director, robert meehler. here's what really happened. the decision was made to delay the resignation to avoid potential embarrass men to the president before the election. in short the president or somebody close to him decided to put politics first. and, quote. >> now, conveniently petraeus's decision to step down on friday will also prevent him from appearing before congressional investigators later this week. but that's not the only thing that americans were not told before they filled out their ballots last tuesday. on thursday, two days after the election, we were informed that iran had recently attempted to shoot down a u.s. drone that was flying in international airspace. that happened on november 1. in ot
FOX News
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
c.i.a. ros ron kessler. >> every week mueller meets with himmed on that matter of criminal investigation. terrorism, espyianage and high level of the administration. >> you want the president to know evening he needs to know to evaluate intelligence to protect the country. if his chief intelligence director is vulnerable or exercised poor judgment, and is suspect, that is something to ask. >> more questions are asked about petraeus' relationship to two lebanese american sisters in tampa, florida. jill kelley and her sister natalie both appear to have accumulated mountains of debt, up to $3 million in the case of jill kelley. both cultivated relationships with powerful men in washington. and four-star generals serving in florida. in september, petraeus backed natalie in a bitter custody dispute with a former bush administration official involved in iraq reconstruction deals. the u.s. military suspended jill kelley's base pass to central command in recent days and army suspended paula broadwell's security clearance as a result of the ongoing investigation. we just received a statement from
Nov 14, 2012 2:00am EST
, former assistant director of the fbi and senior correspondent for cbs news and ron kessler, chief washington correspondent of and author of "the secrets of the fbi." john, let me start with you. what more can you tell us about this fbi agent who originally got the complaint, i guess, is the right word, from jill kelley about the e-mails? >> so as this picture unfolds, erin, what we learn about jill kelley, she is very adept at making connections with people, networking those connections and hanging on to those people and figuring out how they might come in handy later. this is a case like that. so she goes as a class member in the fbi's citizens' academy at the tampa field office. this is a thing where you're hand-selected to be a member of the class among community leaders. it goes on for eight or ten weeks, and you go twice a week, and they give you briefings on all of the fbi programs, and this agent gives one of the briefings for his squad and she chats with him after they exchange cards. and they stay in touch. when she starts getting the weird e-mails, she calls
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
after he was named cia. ron kessler's report is he had broken up the relationship. he was sending thousands of e-mails to his personal account. eric holder was the one who knew about this to have not brought this to the president of the united states i think questions have to be asked was it not brought to the president's attention because of political concerns? national security and politicses which come first. our security is on the line. our cia director was apparently distracted enough by whatever this was that he was sending scores and scores of e-mails from a personal account. this is insanity not just tragedy. >> that is unconfirmed. >> i think we have a congress with vetted the investigation and they have up on capitol hill. >> tragic question outrage more for the american people. >>> all of these other stories are being told with other women. >> washington times has this. >> if females were being sent why aren't we talking about that. >> national security. >> who cares about that. national security concerns for the country. >> we can take a break here. you can tell it's g
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
coverage so far? >> i mean, it's pretty amazing that a story that ron kessler at news max says that the fbi was onto this in the spring and of course the spring is a minimum of four and a half months ago, and how they managed to keep it quiet, i mean, mike baker was on the fox era while ago, said listen there is no way that the fbi wouldn't have to tell other people what they are up to. catherine herridge pretty much said the same thing. it is kind of mysterious to me how they could keep this investigation secret from apparently the administration, the director of national inte intelligence mr. clapper, the president and eric holder and nonetheless get rid of petraeus before the hearing on capitol hill before this coming thursday. rick: he may still testify, that's been talked about over the last day or so. alan, genuine surprises in the news business are so rare these days. yet, friday at around 3:00 this was one of them. how do you think the coverage has been so far? >> there is a lot we don't know. it's not just the fbi who may have known and the cia and who noes if the white house k
FOX News
Nov 13, 2012 3:00am PST
having a heart attack. >> brian: we are back with ron kessler. the name of the book that you have to get secrets of the f.b.i.. ron, can you indulge me for a second and go back to where it started, that is the spring of last year jill kelly said can you investigate e-mails i am getting and i feel threatened and yet the words didn't say i will burn down your house and you are going to die. it was a makings of a cat fight. why is the f.b.i. investigating a cat fight. >> i don't believe that press report the if i can fib wouldn't have gotten involved unless there were threats involved and i was in the washington post and sat next to carl bernstein. and i am not saying it is water gate but the beat reporterers would accept whatever the white house said and pooh pooh the possibility of nixon in the cover up. and lowly metro reporters would get the real facts and here i think we see the reporters accepting what the fib tib is leaking to them. it is many months to figure it out. petraeus should have been out sooner. >> gretchen: why would ever thought that the general in charge of stan tan
FOX News
Nov 12, 2012 6:00am EST
don't usually leave. >> steve: eric holder knew about this in the summer. ron kessler found out about it and heard about it in the month of october. he said there is something big about petraeus and it is an affair. kessler talked to an f.b.i. source and they were outrage they were told we will not touch this until after the election. one of the agents said to leave him, petraeus, in a sensitive position where he was vulnerable compromised security and inexcudable. election day that clapper, the guy who heads up the director of national intelligence found out at 5:00 and went and told the president and after the election when it hit the fan. >> gretchen: you have different parallel story lines. maybe the information was held until after the election. you can understand why that may have happened politically and the benghazi, libya situation which is more important frank he right now. what did david petraeus do right after we started finding out about benghazi? he seemed to side in the analysis of a videotape. yimpt that blew everybody away. >> gretchen: i was on the couch here a
FOX News
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
trying to get back together with her. ron kessler said the white house did learn about this months ago and it is over. is he one bob baier and many others saying there is more here than sex. we will find out in the week or weeks ahead. >> do you know what it's going to do? make all these other media outletst start talking about benghazi. you can't ignore it anymore. >> some people think that this helps to gloss over whatever went wrong at benghazi and why they tried to, if they, in fact, tried to cover up the fact that this is a terror attack. but to your point charles krauthammer agrees that maybe now that this involves an affair the media will fixate on benghazi more. >> there is no way that it this is going to get in the way of the benghazi story coming out. and in an odd way and sort of discouraging way, now that the story is attached to a sex scandal, it will become a story that will be pursued by the media as not pursued before. they were holding off, i think to protect obama before and also out of a lack of interest. just given the nature of our journalism, it will now becom
FOX News
Nov 11, 2012 3:00am PST
months? >> i also write for news max and i know ron kessler and i know his excellent fbi sources, the author of a very well respected book about the fbi and has better fbi sources than anyone i know and i think that his reporting so far on this story seems to gel with what i feel goes on in washington. and i think the interesting thing about what we've heard so far is that in addition to this being a terrible personal tragedy for general petraeus, there are all kinds of questions about whether or not this takes him out of the line of fire in terms of benghazi story, all the questions that congress wants answered. i simply think at this point we don't know enough to say what happened. in this instance in benghazi, in the attempt to shoot our drone out of the air by iran. all of these things seemed to have happened, but announced new questions, new information given conveniently after the election. i don't see a tie-in between benghazi and what happened to general petraeus. i think that's the stuff of conspiracy, but there are certainly questions had a that need to be answered that
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